A teen who was struck and killed by a train in Merced on Thursday afternoon has been identified.
Just before 4 p.m., officers responded to reports of a person struck by a train near G Street. A male juvenile was found dead near the railroad tracks with injuries consistent with having been struck by a train.
He was identified Friday as Vicente Mancera, 13.
The cause of the collision is under investigation.
The department is asking anyone with information regarding the case to contact Det. Sergeant Alvarez at 209-385-6905.
There is a GoFundMe set up for Mancera’s memorial costs.